Friday, October 30, 2015

Review: These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

 
Title: These Broken Stars 
 
Series: Starbound #1
 
Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
 
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance
 
Published Date: December 10th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
 
Format: Hardback
 
Source: Library
 
Rating:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive -- alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.

The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.
  
 
 
 
 
I tell you I love going into reading a book blindly because I don't know what everything goes down in the books and I love being surprised when that happens. And I was super surprised that I absolutely love and enjoyed These Broken Stars after I read everything that happened in this awesome and amazing book. All I know about this book was Lilac LaRoux the daughter of the richest man in the universe and Tarver Merendsen a lone cynical war hero are the only survivors of the crashed ship Icarus. And they both land on an unknown planet. That's all I know about the book but I was so not prepare for everything that Lilac and Traver go through on this planet. Lilac and Tarver try to help and tolerate each other without trying to get into too much agreements with each other to try to find out a way and send a signal for rescue on the unknown planet they landed on. But while the both of them journey across the eerie deserted terrain planet for help certain strange and super creepy stuff starts too happen to both Lilac and Tarver that they both question there sanity. But litterly everything turns they world upside down when they both uncover the truth about the unknown terrain planet they crashed landed on. And here is where I am going to leave it off at without spoiling it for anybody else. But I highly loved and enjoyed These Broken Stars that I can not wait to read This Shattered World next.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amie Kaufman
 
Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of These Broken Stars and This Shattered World, and Illuminae, the first in a new series starting in 2015. She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.
 
 
 
Meagan Spooner    
 
Meagan Spooner grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting, and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She's traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galapagos, and there's a bit of every trip in every story she writes.

She currently lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there's no telling how long she'll stay there.

In her spare time she plays guitar, plays video games, plays with her cat, and reads.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Featured & Follow Friday #12: Favorite Books Made Into Movies


 

THE FUTURE & FOLLOW IS HOSTED BY TWO HOSTS, PARAJUNKEE OF PARAJUNKEE'S VIEW AND ALISON OF ALISON CAN READ. EACH HOST WILL HAVE THEIR OWN FEATURE BLOG AND THIS WAY IT’LL ALLOW US TO SHOW OFF MORE NEW BLOGS.

 

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and ayou must follow the hosts (
Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to Wordpress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don't have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.

 

Question of the Week: 

What are your favorite books that have been made into a movie? - Suggested by Girl of 1000 Wonders.  

OHH THIS IS A HARD QUESTION FOR ME. I HAVE A LOT OF BOOKS THAT I LOVE MADE INTO MOVES. BUT I WILL GIVE YOU MY TOP #5 FAVORITE BOOKS THAT  WERE MADE INTO MOVIES THAT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE MOVIES AS WELL.

 

 
1. HARRY POTTER:
 
BECAUSE I WOULDN'T BE A TRUE POTTERHEAD IF I DON'T  PUT THIS ON MY LIST. THE BOOKS AND MOVIES WAS FREAKING FANTASTIC AND BRILLIANT LOVE LOVE LOVE BOTH THE BOOKS AND MOVIES EQUELLY!
 
 
 
 

2. THE HUNGER GAMES:

  EVEN THOUGH I HAD A TON OF PROBLEM WITH THE FIRST MOVIE. BUT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE CATCHING FIRE AND MOCKINGJAY PART 1 WHICH I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE PART 2 NEXT MONTH!

 
 
 
 

3. HOWLS MOVING CASTLE:

I ACTUALLY HEARD ABOUT THE MOVIE FIRST BEFORE I EVEN KNOW IT WAS BASE OF A BOOK. AND I HEARD NOTHING BUT GREAT THINGS ABOUT THE MOVIE. SO I READ THE BOOK FIRST AND THAN WATCH THE MOVIE. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE AND ADORE BOTH THE BOOK AND MOVIE EQUELLY!

 
 
 

 

4.GONE GIRL:

I KNOW THIS BOOK WAS NOT FOR EVERYBODY BUT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! AND I LOVE THE FILM EVEN MORE EVEN THOUGH I WAS KINDY OF IFFY OF Ben Affleck PLAYING AS NICK DUNNE. I THOUGHT HE WAS NOT GOING TO PULL IT OFF AS NICK. BUT HE ABSOLUTELY DID AN AMAZING JOB ACTING AS NICK IT REALLY SURPRISE ME!

 


 
 
5. THE MORTAL INSTERUMENTS: CITY OF BONES:
 
AND LASTLY I CAN'T FORGET ABOUT THE MORTAL  INSTERUMENTS: CITY OF BONES. I KNOW THE MOVIE WAS NOT FOR EVERYBODY. BUT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE MOVIE. I AM A HUGE  MORTAL INSTERUMENT FAN THAT I WENT TOO THE MOVIES THE FIRST DAY WHEN IT CAME OUT IN THE THEATERS. AND I WAS SUPER SHOCK WHEN I SAW ALOT OF THE SEATS WERE EMPTY AT THE SHOW.  I WAS ALSO KIND OF IFFY WITH THE ACTORS IN TMI BUT ONCE I WATCH THE MOVIE. THE ACTORS QUITE SURPRISE ME HOW GREAT THE PLAY MY ALL TIME FAVORTE CHARACTERS IN TMI. ESPECIALLY ROBERT SHEEHAN AS SIMON WHO I AM TEAM SIMON ALL THE WAY. HE DID ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AS SIMON! NOW I CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH THE TV SHOW THAT COMES OUT IN JANUARY!




 
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review: Protecting What's His (Line of Duty #1) by Tessa Bailey

 
Protecting What's His
 
Series: Line of Duty #1
 
Author: Tessa Bailey
 
Genre: New Adult, Romantic Suspense  
 
Published Date: February 23rd 2013 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
 
Format: e-book
 
Source: Bought
 
Rating:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsis
 
She’s running from the law, and the law wants her bad.

The opportunity was just too damn delicious for Ginger Peet to pass up. The purse full of money she finds—$50,000 to be exact—could give her and her teen sister the new start they need. So she grabs the cash, her gothy sibling, and their life-sized statue of Dolly Parton, and blows outta Nashville in a cloud of dust. Chicago, here we come...

Turns out, Chicago has some pretty hot cops. Hot, intense, naughty-lookin’ cops like Derek Tyler, who looks like he could eat a girl up and leave her begging for more. And more. Tempting as he is, getting involved with the sexy homicide lieutenant next door poses a teensy problem for a gal who’s on the lam. But one thing is certain—Derek’s onto her, and he wants more than just a taste.

And as far as he’s concerned, possession is nine-tenths of the law.  
 
 
 
 
 
My Thoughts
 
OMGoodness Protecting What's His Was A Hot Steamy Read for me Ohh My! The last NA book I read was Fifty Shades Of Grey and Ohh Boy how I miss it! I've been wanted to read a Brazen Novel for a long time now because I heard and saw a lot of great reviews about them so I got all 4 of Tessa Bailey Line of Duty books and I am soooo glad and happy I did I can't believe I waited so long to read them!


I really enjoyed and loved reading Protecting What's His I love the plot the world building of the story and I just love all the characters Ginger the southern belle from Tennessee who came from a terrible child upbringing and she is very protective of her little sister Willa and she is a very snarky girl I just love and adore her snarky attitude I felt so bad for what her and Willa went through as kids and I certainly don't blame Ginger for taking that money from her drug addicted mother heck I would of stole the money too Ginger was just thinking to get the heck out of Nashville and to start a better new life for her and Willa and she does find a great place in Chicago were she met's the Lieutenant Derek Tyler and O My sparks fly and attraction are meet by both Ginger and Derek what can I say about Lieutenant Derek Tyler! Ohh My My he is a possessive, arrogant, very kind hearted men and lets not forget he is a very hot smexy dominant alpha male Ohh how I miss reading about alpha males! All and all Protecting What's His was an Amazing New Hot Read for me with great plot, great world building and awesome characters and this book reminds me I have to start to read more NA books more often now!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchase Link
 
 
 
 
 
 
About The Author
 
Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.
 
Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.
 
She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.
 
 
 








 
 

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Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

 
Allegiant
 
Series: Divergent #3
 
Author: Veronica Roth
 
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Thriller, Romance 
 
Published Date: October 22nd 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
 
Format: e-book
 
Source: Bought
 
Rating:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsis
 
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, ALLEGIANT, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.
  
 
 
 
 
My Thoughts
 
Let me tell you I really did loved and enjoyed Allegiant for me it was a bit slow in the middle for me but it pick right back up even though for the crippling and very emotional ending I was actually ok with the ending granted yes it was a really sad ending but I think Mrs. Roth did a superb job writing the heart broken end and I was really prepare for it but what I was not prepare was for what happen to a character that I held dear to my heart I just love and adore the heck out of him and I had an inkling feeling it was going to happen but I still held hope that it was not going to happen but at last my gut feeling is always right when the inevitable happen it just broke my heart into pieces Ugh! I have to say Bravo Bravo Mrs. Roth for writing a Fantastic trilogy that I fell in love with and the books that I would never forget and it is most definitely one of my favorites trilogy ever thank you so much Mrs. Roth!. Well Until Next Time My Friends!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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About The Author
 
Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)
 
 
 

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday #12: Strange Girl by Christopher Pike





"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill At Breaking The Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating



What too participate? Grab the logo post your own WOW entry on your blog and leave your link below. 
 
 
 
 
Here is my WOW  pick for this week:
 
 
Strange Girl
 
By Christopher Pike
 
Publication Date: November 17 or  December 1, 2015 by Simon Pulse
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsis
 
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike comes a brand-new fascinating and seductive new novel about a girl with a mysterious ability—but one that carries an unimaginable cost.

From the moment Fred meets Aja, he knows she’s different. She’s pretty, soft-spoken, shy—yet seems to radiate an unusual peace. Fred quickly finds himself falling in love with her.

Then strange things begin to happen around Aja. A riot breaks out that Aja is able to stop by merely speaking a few words. A friend of Fred’s suffers a serious head injury and has a miraculous recovery.

Yet Aja swears she has done nothing.

Unfortunately, Fred is not the only one who notices Aja’s unique gifts. As more and more people begin to question who Aja is and what she can do, she’s soon in grave danger. Because none of them truly understands the source of Aja’s precious abilities—or their devastating cost.

Love Aja or hate her—you will never forget her.

In Strange Girl, #1 bestselling author Christopher Pike has created the rarest of novels—a love story that swings between a heart-pounding mystery and a stirring mystical journey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why Am I Waiting
 
I've been really wanting too read a book by Christopher Pike for a long time now. Ever since I first heard about him a couple of years ago. I heard nothing but great reviews about his books. And his books looks and sounds right up my alley and utterly fantastic! And this one especially looks and sounds amazing I really want to know what kind of power does Aja have. And what is the devastating cost would be!
 
 
What Is Your WOW Pick For This Week?
 
 
 
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #10: I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
 
 
 
 
I've Got You Under My Skin
 
By Mary Higgins Clark
 
 
 
My Teasers:
 
Teaser # 1
"The assailant run to the street, than stopped and turned. "Timmy, tell your mother that she's next," he shouted. "Then it's your turn."
Pg 1
 
Teaser # 2
"I like it when they do that to you Grandpa," Timmy announced, "It makes me feel safe," he added matter-of-factly.
Pg 8
 
 
 
What Are Your Teasers For This Week?
 
 
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Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Libby Garrett Intervention (Science Squad) by Kelly Oram










The Libby Garrett Intervention (Science Squad)
by Kelly Oram 
Release Date: 10/24/15
Bluefields Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:
Libby Garrett is addicted to Owen Jackson's hot lovin'. But the sexy, popular college basketball player doesn't appreciate all of Libby's awesomeness. He refuses to be exclusive or even admit to people that they're dating. The relationship is ruining Libby and she's the only one who can't see it.

When Libby's behavior spirals completely out of control, her best friend Avery Shaw and the rest of the Science Squad stage an intervention hoping to cure Libby of her harmful Owen addiction. They put her through her very own Twelve Step program—Owen's Anonymous—and recruit the help of a sexy, broody, hard as nails coffee man to be her official sponsor...

Adam Koepp has watched Libby Garrett for years. How could he not notice the sassy girl with the purple skateboard and helmet plastered with cat stickers? But in all the years he's crushed on her, Libby has failed to take notice of him. Why would she when he was just a nobody high school drop out who served her apple cider several times a week? Especially when she was hooking up with a guy like Owen Jackson—a guy with a college scholarship and more abs than Kyle Hamilton.

Adam finally gets the chance to meet Libby when his co-worker Avery Shaw recruits him to take Libby on the journey of a lifetime. With his ability to play Bad Cop and his experience with the Twelve Step program he's the perfect candidate to be Libby's sponsor. But will he be able to keep his personal feelings out of the matter and really help her the way she needs? And will Libby hate him when he forces her to take an honest look at herself?

This follow-up companion novel to The Avery Shaw Experiment can be read as a stand alone. (But where's the fun in that?) ;)


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About the Author
Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.
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